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Salmon News Summary – August 25, 2016

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TOP 10 SALMON NEWS STORIES Fraser River sockeye salmon at lowest numbers since records began in 1893, (Georgia Straight, Aug 22 2016) The number of sockeye salmon returning to the Fraser River is expected to hit a record low this summer. …

DFO-Minister Tootoo Briefing Documents Released

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Document prepared by DFO for Minister of Fisheries Hunter Tootoo (recently released under the Access to Information Act) provide insight about how the Feds look at fisheries–from economics to conservation, aboriginal rights to aquaculture. It’s basically an introductory backgrounder on DFO, …

Video: Stan Proboszcz’s presentation on gravel mining at the Water Wealth Project’s Lunch & Learn

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Watershed Watch Fisheries Biologist, Stan Proboszcz, gave a presentation on gravel mining at the Water Wealth Project’s first Lunch & Learn.   Watch live streaming video from waterwealthproject at livestream.com   Gravel mining in the Fraser Valley has long been …

Sturgeon Reach: Shifting Currents at the Heart of the Fraser

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Authors: Terry Glavin and Ben Parfitt Date: November 2012 More Information and to Purchase: New Star Books Book Review: Chilliwack Times; Dec. 13, 2012; New book chronicles the effects of gravel removal Summary: Partial proceeds from the sale of this book go towards Watershed Watch. …

Fraser Basin LiveMap: An Interactive Salmon and Water Atlas

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Link: Fraser Basin LiveMap: An Interactive Salmon and Water Atlas Summary: This web-based mapping tool allows users to explore the water and salmon of the Fraser River watershed using a cutting-edge data visualization platform. The Fraser, BC’s largest salmon-bearing watershed, …